Oklahoma teachers and state employees have had enough. On April 2nd, the Oklahoma Education Association has pledged to shut down schools if their demands are not met. Their demands are for long term, sustainable revenue for a teacher, support worker and state employee pay raise, new revenue for classroom operations and restoring funding to Oklahoma's healthcare system.
Here are some quick explainers on what is happening:
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Congregations stand with teachers and workers in the fight for better lives, working conditions and resources for the communities they serve.
Pastoral Letter from Black Church Leaders in Oklahoma: Black church leaders call on Oklahoma state schools Superintendent Janet Barresi and her 6 opponents to be accountable to their communities
Roman Catholics: A Catholic Framework for Economic Life
Unitarian Universalists: Escalating Economic Inequity
United Church of Christ: Economic Justice